Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve (riparian forest mosaic, dry season)
Basic information
Sample name: Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve (riparian forest mosaic, dry season)

Reference: Y. Musah, D. K. Attuquayefio, B. Y. Ofori, and E. H. Owusu. 2015. Herpetofauna under threat: A study of Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Ghana. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 7(11):420-428 [ER 2784]
Geography
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 7° 12' N, 1° 11' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: nature reserve
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, hunting, selective logging
Habitat comments: the reserve "is located in the forest-savanna transition zone" and there are "logging and hunting activities as well as an increasing number of farms encroaching from the south and east... Sampling was undertaken in two distinct habitats types, riparian forest mosaic (RFM) at Oku Nkwanta and savanna woodland (SW) with some rocky outcrops at Dagomba village towards Asasebonso"
Methods
Life forms: lizards, snakes, frogs
Sampling methods: no design, auditory, hand capture, visual
Sample size: 98
Years: 2012
Seasons: dry
Sampling comments: "Visual encounter surveys (Rödel and Ernst, 2004) and refuge examination were undertaken... A running animal was chased and pinned down gently with a stick or a snake hook, then hand-picked... Animals were recorded based on sightings, captures, calls/sounds and interviews... animals were not marked... The survey sites were visited twice, once in the dry season (5 to 9th January, 2012) and once in the rainy season (16 to 21st June, 2012). There were 11 survey days in total, five days in the dry season and six days in the rainy season"
Metadata
Sample: 3005
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-06-06 19:56:59
Modified: 2018-06-06 19:56:59
Abundance distribution
10 species
7 singletons
total count 98
Fisher's α: 2.787
geometric series k: 0.6828
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7088
Shannon's H: 1.4163
Good's u: 0.9286
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